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Reviewed by Julia Schemmer for Readers' Favorite
The loss of a loved one is a painful transition that, unfortunately, many people are forced to experience. Though the mourning process is spent with many dark, difficult days, the power of words have served to comfort those in need. In A Far Cry...From Home by Sandy Richards, the memoir of her son's early death is told through the eyes of an angel...her son himself. Written with a raw and organic diction, this book will comfort you through the difficult days of healing. No matter where you are in your life, you will be touched by the beautiful piece of art that author Sandy Richards so humbly paints.
Life is filled with critical moments divinely placed in one's life that challenge, hurt, and strengthen the soul. While I have not firsthand experienced an excruciating loss, there have been moments that moved me. A Far Cry...From Home by Sandy Richards was a book that encouraged me. What I loved most about the book is the unique point of view that Richards took on. Typically, a book about a loss would be written from the point of the view of the one who lost the other person, but Richards decided to tell the story through her son, who passed away at a young age. This story was beautifully written, displaying the fullest extent of excellence. I could not imagine the pain she felt when retelling the story, but I have full confidence in that through telling it, many lives will be touched with a spark of hope to get through their difficult time.